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Curing an industry sickness

Inman recently ran a piece by RealScout CEO Andrew Flachner that put forth a thesis familiar to all of us by now: Zillow threatens brokers with obsolescence. Flachner writes: “While the industry worries about inaccurate listing information...Show More Summary

Black Knight: House Price Index down slightly in September, Up 4.6% year-over-year

Note: I follow several house price indexes (Case-Shiller, CoreLogic, Black Knight, Zillow, FHFA, FNC and more). The timing of different house prices indexes; Black Knight uses the current month closings only (not a three month average...Show More Summary

Celebrity Real Estate : Robin Williams' Massive Napa Valley Estate Relists for $25.9M

Photos via Zillow When beloved comedian Robin Williams passed away earlier this year, he left behind a sprawling Napa Valley estate he'd owned since 2003. After failing to unload the 640-acre property for $35M in 2012, Williams re-listed the...

Zillow Pro for Brokers Adds RE/MAX Select Realty

Zillow has announced that a new Pittsburgh-based brokerage, RE/MAX Select Realty, has joined Zillow Pro for Brokers.

Oculus Rift shopping for the home

I saw Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff playing with some Oculus Rift goggles a few weeks ago. It reminded me what the future might look like. Imagine an Amazon for your home, if you will. Right now, people who buy a home spend money after the purchase by showing up at their local Home Depot or Ikea....

A street planner’s bad joke?

Spotted by Romenesko reader Sean Driscoll. in Centerville, MA. 30 Newspaper Rd. (zillow.com)

Zillow Closes Agentfolio

Buyfolio/Agentfolio is being closed down by Zillow due to low usage by agents.

Hedge fund sees Zillow becoming a $50B company

Hedge fund Caledonia Investments expects Zillow’s valuation to soar to $50 billion, which would mean the 9-year-old firm has just begun to scratch the surface of its potential worth. Caledonia Investments is Zillow’s biggest investor, so they would that, right? So just...

Zillow doesn’t need to be a brokerage to disrupt brokers

On the surface, Zillow’s inaugural Premier Agent Forum in Las Vegas was focused on highlighting the next generation of Zillow products and helping agents get the most out of the Zillow platform. Hosting a conference is a common playShow More Summary

Short-Seller Jim Chanos Took A Swipe At Tesla At A Conference In London

Jim Chanos, the founder of short-only hedge fund Kynikos Associates, went off on Tesla at the Sohn Conference in London. According to @ActivistInsight's Twitter feed, Chanos said that he couldn't believe the Tesla and Zillow longs ideas...Show More Summary

Caledonia's Messara Flags $50 Billion Enterprise Value For Zillow

LONDON (Reuters) - Michael Messara, senior portfolio manager of hedge fund Caledonia, said U.S. property portal Zillow is the firm's biggest ever bet and he expects it to reach an enterprise value of $50 billion. That would be reached...Show More Summary

Real estate tech’s white-hot funding year keeps rolling

RealScout, a startup that provides brokers and agents with branded home search technology aimed at helping them compete with portal giants like Zillow, Trulia and realtor.com, has raised $6 million in a Series A funding round. The Mountain View, California-based...

Dual agency not as popular as you think

New technology has made selling listings off the local multiple listing service easier than ever for agents. From Zillow’s “Coming Soon” listings to private Facebook groups to brokerage apps that encourage in-house deals, the MLS is not the only game...

Zillow, Trulia shareholders set to vote on merger Dec. 18

Zillow shareholders and Trulia stockholders will vote on Dec. 18 to approve a merger, according to an SEC regulatory filing made public today. The merger is expected to be approved. Zillow’s meeting will take place in Seattle, and Trulia’s will take place in San Francisco...

Zillow and Trulia Merger Pushed Back to February 2015

Zillow is pushing back its proposed $3.5 billion merger with Trulia, noting in a SEC filing that it would not consummate the transaction prior Feb. 1 2015. The delay comes after the Federal Trade Commission requested more information on the deal.

Rumormongering: Are Kim and Kanye Flipping That Mansion They Just Bought?

It appears that the sprawling Hidden Hills mansion Kim Kardashian and Kanye West bought back in August was put back on the market today for $19,995,000, if the Zillow listing is correct. (Update: It's been taken down, but an...

Real Estate Startups Heating Up With Venture Capital Investors

While companies like Zillow pioneered online search, the real estate industry still appears to be ripe for disruption.

Zillow Pro for Brokers Adds Achieve Realty

Zillow has announced that Pittsburgh-based brokerage Achieve Realty has joined Zillow® Pro for Brokers.

Zillow agrees to hold off on merging with Trulia until at least February

Zillow has reportedly agreed to hold off on acquiring Trulia until at least early February of next year, marking the latest step that the listing portal has taken to cooperate with the Federal Trade Commission’s review of its plan to merge with Trulia. Zillow promised...

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